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Alejandro Ruiz
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A percussionist, graduated from the University EAFIT of Medellín (Colombia). He specialized in classical marimba performance in Tokyo, Japan and traditional marimba in Colombian South Pacific as well.

He has played percussion instruments in various orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles in his native country, Colombia, and has been invited to teach and perform marimba to national and international festivals and universities in countries such as: Japan, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, United States, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Croatia, England, Rusia, Australia, etc.

Alejandro Ruiz has performed marimba as a soloist in various theaters in Colombia, and also on radio and television. He has been involved in musical productions, both in his own town and the rest of Colombia.
He has taught percussion at the two most important institutions in Medellín, Colombia as the music is concerned: Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad EAFIT.

In 2011 he participated in the first Keiko Abe’s Latinoamerican Marimba Constest in Chiapas Mexico, where he obtained the second award.

Alejandro has been member of jury panels of national and international marimba and percussion competitions such as 2016 Australian international marimba competition and RAZAM 2018 Latin American marimba and percussion competition.
He is currently a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellín, He advises students of percussion in the Antioquia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Academia Filarmonica orchestra, teaches at Universidad de Antioquia, and is co founder of Resonar Latino duo.
The percussionist Alejandro Ruiz, aims to put a grain of sand in the vast musical landscape that offers the marimba, bearing in mind the legacy He has of the ancestral "piano jungle" chonta marimba.
The Colombian Cauca and bajo Cauca region is bathed by the Pacific Ocean and largely black population. Colombia is a country rich in musical traditions and one of these events is reflected in the aforementioned instrument of African origin whose performers settled in great numbers on the Colombian Pacific coast. With reference to the marimba chonta, percussionist Ruiz will reaffirm the sense of belonging to the Colombian culture and extended to Latin American culture and elsewhere.
"In the interpretation, I consider of vital importance to use the lesson’s influence I received from Japanese marimba legend Keiko Abe and the other marimbists whom I have had the fortune to take lessons from and be led by the great pathways of the marimba, Always pragmatic, but without neglecting the firm intention to convey the message of the composer in a mystical, wise, respectful way."says percussionist Alejandro Ruiz.

Alejandro is a YAMAHA latin-america and Innovative percussion artist.